October 25th, 2008

Is It Contagious?

The top aide of the governer of New York had a little problem: he hadn't paid 300,000 dollars worth of taxes on time.

The aide is a former Jesuit priest.  
Did he forget the moolah was due?

His lawyers said the complaints should cease
because this guy was a victim too.  

Specifically, his lawyers said he suffered from "non-filer syndrome."  Which you may not have heard of.  Which nobody had ever heard of.

People seeking excuses will
sometimes claim to be mentally ill.

But I recommend being leery
when it's their very own theory.

Cutting Loose

From the pages of Vogue,
to Republican rogue...

Yes, Sarah Palin, formerly featured in a fashion magazine, is now rumored to be veering from the party line:
"She's lost confidence in most of the people on the plane," said a senior Republican who speaks to Palin, referring to her campaign jet. He said Palin had begun to "go rogue" in some of her public pronouncements and decisions.
Control starts to slip
on a desperate ship.

Limits of Experience

Two ways to look at it:

Peggy Noonan:
When it comes to his career, his decisions are thought through and his judgments sound.
Thomas Sowell:
But the country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it-all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric...
My guess is that we'll learn soon enough
how he handles executive stuff.

Kita y Fernanda

Saw a play full of Spanish-speaking actresses tonight.  Well, they spoke English too, which was good for me.  I'd have to say the target audience is Spanish-speaking women,

The title charaters, Kita and Fernanda, are a couple of Mexican-born girls who spent years growing up together in the same Texas house.  Kita is the daughter of the maid. Fernanda is the daughter of the owner.

Ann Filmer directed.  Which always means you get great acting. I felt the outstanding performance was Suzette Mayobre, who played the complex character of Fernanda, the rich girl who struggles for acceptance.

Even the rich,
can have trouble finding a comfortable niche.